Rossioglossum grande

Rossioglossum grande 

Rossioglossum grande                                                                                                                                            photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley)  Garay, Leslie Andrew  &  Kennedy, George C.
  published in         Orchid Digest  40 ( 4 ) : 142    1976
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Rossioglossum  Garay & Kennedy 1976

CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins deciduous rainforest, in Mexico (Chiapas, Siltepec), Guatemala (Santa Rosa, Chimaltenango), Honduras
  altitude 1500 - 1900 m  (4950 - 6270 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Patzùn (Chimaltenango, Guatemala)
    Köppen climate classification : Csb, humid subtropical climate with dry hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1700 m / 5600 ft) :
    Rossioglossum grande b gr uk
  photoeriod in Patzùn this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 59 m' to 11 h 01 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness      sunny in autumn and winter, reducing it in spring and summer
inflorescence     length 35 - 45 cm (14" - 18"), basal  
  nr flowers 5 - 7
  size single flower  13 L 14 cm  (5.2" L 5.6") - inflorescence  40 L 28 cm  (16" L 11.2")
  duration inflorescence30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 days 
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